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Marea is about as good as upscale eating gets in Midtown, and there’s a lot of that around. Don’t miss the bone marrow and octopus fusilli.

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About Marea

Marea Ristorante, located in one of Manhattans most storied addresses, features Chef Michael White's ode to Italian seafood. From his trademark handmade pastas to his fresh crudo and whole fish, Chef White is committed to reinventing the notion of seafood in New York.

240 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm ; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 11:30 - 2:30
(daily limited bar menu from 2:30 until dinner)

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 582-5100

Website:
http://www.marea-nyc.com/

Parking Details:
Central Parking Systems, 345 West 58th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue). To reserve parking at Central Parking System at the Time Warner Center, please call CenterCharge (212-721-6500). Patrons can reserve either matinee (10am - 6pm) or evening (4pm - midnight) spots. Parking fees are $35 for Sun-Wed and $36 for Thu-Sat. Patrons can reserve up until 3pm the day before for matinee performances, and 3pm the day of for evening performances.

Public Transit:
Marea is located near Columbus Circle, a hub for the A, B, C, D and 1 subways lines. One block east and one block south at 57th St. and 7th Ave guests may utilize either the N, Q, R, W subway lines.

Executive Chef:
Jared Gadbaw

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Marea is only offering a 4 course prix fixe menu for $135 per person on Thanksgiving. A la carte dining is not available.
We look forward to seeing you.

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Marea Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (156)
Fit for Foodies (126)
Good for a Date (108)
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Good for Anniversaries (107)
Notable Wine List (95)
Creative Cuisine (87)
Business Meals (86)
Romantic (86)
Tasting Menu (73)
Good for Birthdays (71)
Great for Lunch (67)
Quiet Conversation (56)
Pre/post Theatre (52)
Authentic (50)
Hot Spot (40)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
People Watching (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Bar Seating (31)
Good for Groups (23)
Healthy (22)
Cozy (20)
Casual (19)
Fun (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Late-night Find (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Seasonal (11)
Scenic View (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
·Dined 16 hours ago

Nice place, nice food, although the risoto was good, lack on presentation. Service was rude and didn’t make us comfortable, expediting the whole thing throwing out food and wine until the end.

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vip
·Dined 19 hours ago

The reason this restaurant is renowned and respected is evident from the moment we entered. Dover sole should line up (pun intended) to be plated here. Anyone who thinks they dislike fish should consider dinner at Marea as an intervention.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was very good. The pre fixed menu is a very good value. Nice atmosphere, well paced meal. Most of the staff was lovely .

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined 2 days ago

I️ have been coming a lot to this restaurant it is one of my favorite but noticed that service was not great today and we had a change of head waiter but the waiter never told us he was leaving . My main dish was a snapper came out cold but waiter offered to comp which was a good move on his part . I️ would definitely go back again but I️ would like to have better service . There was a long gap between the appetizer and main course which was not the standard of a 2 Michelin Star establishments .
Manager please improve on this
Thank you

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·Dined 3 days ago

As always, everything was very good - the fish very fresh and the pasta very tasty!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was a wonderful experience. They even gave a complimentary dessert for my husband’s birthday without our asking.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal. Had heard great things about Marea, so we had high expectations. It didn't let us down. Each dish was excellent, great presentation, service was excellent

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food I ordered was delicious and the service was wonderful. The waiter was very conscientious about my diet restrictions. I think it was a little pricy for the 2 course lunch and the wines by the glass were limited and overpriced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
·Dined 4 days ago

Good was very average.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Eating at the Marea was a dining experience I will never forget.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

The dinner here was really amazing. We did the chef tasting menu and everything we had and shared was delicious. Perfectly cooked pasta, fish (spigola), and octopus. Desserts were also fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great value for 2 stars. No amuse bouche or any extras for the seafood set menu though, a bit surprised.

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·Dined 5 days ago

foods are good

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·Dined 6 days ago

They offered brunch with no brunch options just regular menu

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·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated our anniversary and my wife’s birthday. Had the tuna tartare, fusilli, and shrimp gnocchi. Absolutely delicious. The thing that out it over the top was the three amazing desserts (we ordered one and they surprised us with two others for bday/anniv). We had a table looking out at Central Park. Just great all around.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect weekend dining out place

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·Dined 7 days ago

Excelente servicio, exquisita la comida, un lugar para disfrutar de una buena cena. Elegante y tranquilo.

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vip
·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrated an anniversary here for the second year in a row. Highly recommend Marea for an occasion, lunch or dinner with a group. The service is always spot on and lovely. The location could not be more New York, right on central parks and steps from Columbus Circle. And then there’s the food.....it’s one of my absolutely favorite meals. If seafood and Italian are your thing then Marea is for you. Share plates to start, order a pasta for yourself and an entree. Do not miss the lobster burrata caprese. Best bite of our trip.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Awesome food, first class service, excellent wine.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Elegantly energetic atmosphere with a creative and delectable menu; fresh fish and homemade pastas are the specialties; top notch service--request Darnell--she is delightful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful high quality food. Delicious bread. Lovely decor. Expensive but worth it. Busy and lively but appreciated that We could talk to each other without screaming. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Marea was absolutely incredible. Great service and even better food.

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vip
·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful meal incredibly fresh ingredients, unique menu, very pricey, great if you have an expense account to charge it to or for special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
·Dined on November 8, 2017

The best pasta in the town. Great restaurant.
Very good bread and banbolony

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
·Dined on November 7, 2017

You must ask if your tolerance of spice is not unconditional. This is a lovely very expensive restaurant. My friend and I chose the same main course so I can not evaluate many options.
It is a nice place and if you order carefully you can be very happy.

Tags: Spicy
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Perhaps it was because we were seated in the far back area between two large tables of business dinner guests but we felt forgotten and neglected as we had to ask for everything from bread to water as the staff constantly swept through the main dining room and rarely came to our section. Not to mention the wait time between the second and third course was exceedingly long and the final wait to have the check delivered to the table was ridiculous. Yes, the food was good but with such subpar service it didn't leave a lasting impression and at the high price point, we really could never whole heartedly recommend Marea as a exceptional dining experience. It all comes down to lack of service and hospitality. Save your money... go to Gramercy Tavern or Gotham Bar and Grill where it is perfection from the minute you walk in the door until you leave.

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vip
·Dined on November 5, 2017

The prix fixe is a great deal. The food is superb. The fish at Marea is the freshest and the preparation is delicious. We shared the Bronzino for two. It was amazing. It came with a variety of dipping sauces which were great with the fish. A perfect dinner and perfect night out.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

second time for me to be in Marea.
This time the level of the food was poor. We had fish for main dish - poor...

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vip
·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday celebration at Marea. The food was phenomenal and the tasting menu and service were impressive

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is our third time in Marea and we enjoyed more everytime. You just can’t go wrong with this Italian Restautant in the city which is becoming a classic.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous as always! When we are in NYC we try to get to Marea every time - a favorite family spot for those of us from out of town and those that live in NYC.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best dining nights we've had. The staff to the food to the scene are all AMAZING!! Our server, Ken was INCREDIBLE!! If you can request him I would. His recommendations were spot on. He was super attentive and helpful. The rest of the staff was also super helpful.

The food was INCREDIBLE. I am so happy we finally made it to dinner at Marea.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a very good meal at Marea, but considering the ratings and cost, we left a little underwhelmed. We dined at a much less expensive one star Michelin the night before and had a flawless meal, but this restaurant had a mix of perfect and flawed dishes.

Service
Was flawless. Our table was perfectly attended by our waitress, somm, and bus service.

Drink
Somm recommended a great red at a reasonable cost. The pear vodka mixed drink we ordered was perfect.

Food
Flawless dishes were mixed with underwhelming dishes. The apps (grilled Polopo and Cannestrelli) were perfect. The oxtail pasta was perfect, but the squid ink pasta was heavily over-salted. Our entrees were split - the Halibut was perfect - the black sea bass arrived a little cold, had an orange sauce that was extraordinarily bitter, and too much anise seed made the dish taste like licorice. In retrospect, I wish I had said something and sent it back. Dessert was very good but portions were a little too big (and I can eat a lot!).

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The best plate of pasta I’ve ever had. It’s got 2 stars for a reason and the service was beyond what you would expect for the price.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good and fresh fish, including the raw options. Nice and sophisticated place, good for late dinners also.

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

A wonderful dining experience. I have been told to go from friends but couldn’t make it until now. I was not disappointed. Everyone, from the host/hostess, servers, et al were so friendly. They made you feel so comfortable. The meal was outstanding. The pastas ( we sampled 3) were unique and delicious in their own way). The whole branding was perfect. This dish has started showing up in a lot of places but this was the best by far. We will be back

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing food--fusilli was the best!

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vip
·Dined on October 31, 2017

While the appetizers and entrees were quite good, the breads and gelati were not what one would expect from a two star Michelin restaurant! Some improvements there are in order.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Manhattan.
The service is outstanding and Karol our waiter made our night extra special. The food was unforgettable. The wine was selection was amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
·Dined on October 30, 2017

Once our go-to for the best seafood in the city (higher on our list than even Le Bernardin, this visit was about as disappointing as it went - half the fish dishes had that oceanic taste you don’t want - that of low tide, rather than the deep blue ocean.

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